Cruise Ship Employee-Doctor

Kyle Zumbach


Provides emergency medical care for guests and crew and also has control of removal of injured or ill guests and crew. Provides an on-board family practice clinic for minor illnesses and injuries.


8,000+ Per month!


Has to be Minimum of 3 year post-graduating training.


Doctors need able to ask Questions, They need to know how to Diagnose, Handle any obstacle, Be Patient, Honest, Respect etc.

Additional Training

Training in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine preferred. You also need to be Certificate in Advanced Cardiac Life Support which is required.

Hours/Weeks worked

7 days a week to 10-12 hours a day. Many will see at least 20-30 patients a day.

Physical Activity

Every Day

Work area

They work in the Infirmary with a full equipment room(s) with surgical room.

Interest or Qualities for this Career

Handle Long Hours, Sea Sickness, Traveling, Hardworking, Be on the sea, Helping People etc

Specific Education Programs, Universities, Associate Degree Programs?

None, Just need to 3 years minimum of training and education

Current trend for this job

its on the rise due to More and more cruise ships to be launch in 2014 and 2015 and From 2013 to 2014: Cruise Lines International Association, which represents 95% of cruise capacity worldwide with 63 member cruise lines, forecasts 21.7 million guests will cruise this year, up from 21.3 million in 2013.